Meeting with National Strategic Special Zones Working Group of the Cabinet Office

On September 16th, JANE representatives had a meeting with the “national strategic special zones working group” set up at the Cabinet Office.
JANE had submitted its viewpoints regarding the national strategic special zones in response to the Cabinet Office’s call for additional proposals from among the private sector. In this connection, JANE was invited to provide further details about the sixteen policy measures laid out in its recommendation.

Our sixteen recommendations are as follows:
Creation of “sharing cities”
Authorization of ride sharing
Allow individuals to provide paid travel advice
Permit the provision of paid guided tours for inbound visitors
Expand the areas allowed to operate “specified entertainment eating and drinking establishments”
Allow freight transport by taxi
Ease entry conditions for 2nd grade license for taxi drivers
Increase hospitality sector workforce
Facilitate the opening of new nursery schools
Improve conditions for nursery schools run by private companies
Promotion of basic skills education relevant for the 21st century (English and computer programming)
Improve conditions for schools run by private companies
Easing of hunting qualifications
Better working environment for non-Japanese nationals
Creation of new working conditions with flexible hours
Realization of “smart medical towns”

The viewpoints raised by us and by others will be considered and discussed in the government.

The original document in Japanese is available here